Writing for Business

Aug 10 2009   7:58PM GMT

Me, myself or I?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?

Our marketing manager and ____ are very excited about the potential of snackable content.
a. me
b. myself
c. I

Answer: c

Explanation: I and me are first person singular pronouns. As the subject of the sentence (the “doer”), it’s I. As the object (the focus of the sentence’s action), it’s me. In neither case is myself ever correct.

See more in my guest post for Turner Ink: Abusing “myself” — Understanding the first person singular.

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